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news. >> good morning. thank you for waking up with us. it's monday, september 20th. i'm pam cook. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your morning weather and traffic. >> we had a little cloud cover. now, patchy clouds. and temperatures will rebound slightly. today, a little more sun. but still on the breezy side. 60s, 70s, and mainly a lot of low 80s. now, here's sal. >> steve, on the east shore, traffic is moving well on the macarthur, with no major problems. also, this morning's commute is going to be okay on the 880 southbound. now, let's go back to the desk. >> sal, thank you. we're following several new developments in the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. this week, the coroner is expected to update the official death toll to 7. the family recently announced it lost loved ones in that tragedy. [ inaudible ] they were running the pressure above the maximum limit. and the deadly explosion could change how buildings are built near natural gas lines. in the meantime, claudine wong is joining us with the less of closures today. >> reporter: the question eve
to give us more in the way of 70s at the beaches, lots of 80s and a few more mid-90s. i'll go over that complete forecast city by city in a few moments. diane. >>> with the warm weather hundreds of people are spending their labor day weekend at the beach, of course, despite the fact there's been two recent sightings the great white sharks along the bay area coast. we're in pacifica with a look at whether the shark sightings are unusual for this time of year. >> reporter: experts say this is the time of year that sharks are actively feeding along the northern california coast. they also admit that there have been more sightings than usual of great white sharks this summer. that said, just take a look. you can see that does not keep surfers or swimmers out of the water here at linda mar beach. warning signs are no long posted here indicating there was a sighting of a great white shark last week attacking a sea lion, but many people are aware of the incident. we talked to a shark expert in san francisco. the expert today us it's not uncommon to see all varieties of sharks along want c
she comes to this chase bank to use the atm but won't anymore. >> on august 22, the robber walked up behind a woman and put his arm around her neck. he didn't have a knife but he brought her to the ground. >> this is a nice area with a plaza and everything. you shouldn't have to worry, but people shouldn't be getting money that late at night, anyway. >> that's why when she goes to the atm, craig bunch goes with her. >> you don't go alone, especially if you're getting money out. >> and we've noticed quite a number of people using this atm in the past 20 minutes. most are coming with one other person. if you have any other information regarding this case, please call san jose police. we're live in san jose tonight, bay area news. >>> san francisco working on a bill that would require every dna in every rape kit be tested. some dna has been sitting in crime labs for months, even years, leaving victims with little justice. >> reporter: supervisor katie aleola says the law will be ready for review in two weeks. she says it would require the timely testing of dna samples in every rape case
in the u.s. is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new threats that have authorities on high alert. >>> true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. >>> and too many wives? police investigate the family in the reality show "sister wives." one man, four women, and 16 children. will going public send the family to court? >>> good morning. >> good morning. 4 wives, 16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before going on tv. >> the show's going to go on, they say. we're going to have that in our next half hour. >>> first, president obama in full campaign mode. call it his glory days tour. he's in iowa and virginia today, two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? because this has been the tea party's year. >
to people out here and they told us certainly the question of could this happen again weighs on their minds. pg&e is expected to release a list into areas of concern. and certainly people want to see that less. the question is, what are they going to do about that list? and that is still unclear this morning. now, san jose's mayor, chuck reed, said that the intersection of taz min and first is on the list. that's what he's been told by pg&e. and they are on this apparent list that could be released as early as today. but other than that, it doesn't appear the city has gotten much more. the city wants to make this list public. they have already made public areas of fremont, south san francisco, and livermore, that have been deemed high risk. but what this means in terms of an action plan, still not clear. and people we talked to this morning say they are worried. >> i would probably try to avoid those areas that are high risk. because obviously something bad happened once. and it is possible that it could happen in san jose. >> reporter: how much this list will actually tell us when it it is
begin our team coverage this morning with claudine wong. where are you and what can you tell us this morning? >> reporter: pam, we are as close to the fire line as they will allow us here on skyview. this is the command post, the staging area. there are two lines of police tape leading to that area. they don't want anyone getting closer. they are declaring this a crime scene and pushing everyone back. this has been an unbelievable scene for hours. it rocked this scene and created an inferno that destroyed dozens of homes in its wake. the priority is to get the fire out, which at last estimate was only 50% contained. -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- lieutenant- governor abel maldonado, the acting governor was on the scene from 1:30 to 4:00. he has declared a state of emergency and pland a briefing hours from now. and, of course you have everyone asking how this happened. everything points to this being a natural gas explosion. a full investigation was underway but aman said they were warn in signs. >> every day i could smell that smell from the gutter and sewer. a week and a hal
. the latest on the investigation where terry mcsweeney. >> police are giving us intersections where these crimes happened and one of those intersections is 18th and lake shore avenue, about a half block from where i am. the other one at third avenue. both of these started out as robberies and ended up as much worse. one attack happened here near third avenue and 18th street, the other lake shore avenue. the two attacks close together in terms of distance and time both sunday evening. >> both started off as robberies. but he did sexually attack both victims. >> until that investigators produces an arrest and conviction, police are offering advice. >> make sure once you enter your vehicle you lock the door. don't be distracted by electronic devices and cellphones. if you see someone suspicious in your neighborhood, call us immediately. >> advice already observed by many of the women we spoke with this morning who walk and jog near the lake. >> walk when more people are around. >> like anyplace i think you have to be an alert and i carry mace with me at all times when i walk the dog. i
someplace where it's probably not so warm and i'm using that world mildly. 100 in fairfield, 102 antioch, 103 pleasanton, mid-90s in benicia, 97 in san jose. temperatures warmer than yesterday. in the coastline though in the same ballpark. 70s half moon bay, 90s kentfield, 98 santa rosa, 99 sonoma. so north and east bay location, that's where all the heat is going to be today. anne makovec is already there in walnut creek. it is not so hot right now, what is it like, anne. >> reporter: that's right, it is just below 60 degrees right now. it's especially pleasant to be the morning reporter because everybody working the later shift are going to be roasting. according to your forecast it will be 102 here in walnut creek today a difference of about 40 degrees from what it is right now. that heat wave will present two issues. it's a "spare the air." number 2, the possibility of power outages. so many people are running their air-conditioning, it can lead to system overload and that's what happened in castro valley this weekend. more than 30,000 pg&e cu
of us. >> we learned in today's news conference more of the effort that went into saving his life. one doctor said five times the amount of blood the average human body holds is what they needed to use in this operation. more than highland hospital has. things were frontic for a while. at one point the red cross had to put blood in a taxi and send it to the hospital to make sure they had enough. >> you can see the enormous stress of this past week in her face. >> absent lewolutely. >> garvin, thanks. >>> we are following developing news as a raging fire is tearing through a large home in pleasant hill in contra costa county. flames broke out about an hour ago seen first near the garage in the front of the house. soon after, firefighters were spotted on the roof breaking through it with tools. no word on whether anyone was inside the home when the fire started. we'll have more information on it as we get it. >>> some bizarre claims tonight from the man who may hold the key to an east bay killing spree. the man who lives at the house where two of the victims were found made his first cou
and destroyed dozens of homes. >> terry mcsweeney joins us now from san bruno. nerves rattled again. >> yes. and certainly adds to the uncertainty in this neighborhood. you can see fire trucks, police, pg&e, cleanup crews. the list goes on. a lot of flashing lights. you see the american red cross over there as well. no wonder people out here are on edge. a new report may give them more reason to be that way. >> a day of school for two girls. the school was being evacuated. no one said why. >> i talked to them and they told me there was the smell of gas. >> in the community where the school was evacuated for the same reason yesterday, people are on edge. that's why joe lynch is making sure he stays cool as possible. >> i'm just more concerned about them not getting freaked out again because we did see the explosion and it's had quite an effect on them. i'm just trying to remain as calm as possible with them and reassure them. >> the crestmore children were evacuated to the intermediate school. he couldn't believe it when he heard the announcement her school was coming his way because of the
. the latest on thenvestigation where terry mcsweeney. >> police are giving us intersections where these crimes happened and one of those intersections is 1th and lake shore avenue, about a half block frowhere i am. the otr one at third avenue. both of these started out as robberies and ended up as much worse. one attack happened here nr third avenue and 18th street, the other lakehore avenue. the two attas close together in terms of distance and time both sunday evening. >> both started off as robberies. but he did sexuay attack both victims. >> until that investigators produces an arrest and conviction, police are offering advice. >> makeure once you enter your vehicle you lock the door. don't be distracted by electronic devis and cellphones. if you see someone suspicious in your neighrhood, call us immediately. >> advice already observed by many of the women we spoke with this morning who walk and jog near the lake. >> walk when moreeople are around. >> like anyplace i think you have to be an alt and i carry mace with me a all times when i walk the dog. i think you have to be ca
us she will release evidence tomorrow that whitman knew that the maid was an illegal immigrant. this after a traumatic day and saw the maid sobbing in front of live tv cameras. whitman insisting she didn't know the woman was in the country illegally. robert miles on this surprise in the race for governor. >> reporter: the undocumented maid claimed she worked here at meg whitman's home for almost a decade. she goes on to say that entire time she was financially abused, exploited, and ultimately fired but only after meg whitman decided to run for governor. choking back tears, nicky diaz santillan that her status was not a secret from her former employer. >> we have no food, no job, no place to live. and for that reason, we made a decision to come here. i tell her that she knew that. and i don't have papers to work here. and i need her help. i want her to help me get immigration. >> reporter: the former maid with gloria allred at her side says whitman engaged in her own form of don't asken don't tell. paying her $23 an hour to clean and perform nanny duty for nine years until june
.m., and marty gonzales are off today and isabella is off today. let us take a quick check with that fog bank heavy, drizzle, rain. jacqueline bennett has more. >> a well defined storm to the north. the first band of rain pours through, yesterday. it really broke up several of we have is second band of rain tonight and into tomorrow morning we will see a little bit of rainfall as this goes through. a look at a glance today, with dense fog and drizzle close to the coast what will continue. it's just like it did, yesterday and with all of that missed and along that coas. with moret st turning into the bay area as this approaches. perhaps a bit muddy this afternoon and by 3:00 p.m., a chance of showers in the north bay. not too likely today, tonight it is really tomorrow morning and the we are going to see that rain fall. two-time it out on futurecast and your extended forecast coming up in just a bit. >> and and marin , a, a high school student is it dead after a car crashed with a cattle truck right before 12:00 p.m. and a rural part of novado boulevard at hulman canyon and reggie kumar. >> a
is talking about the number one pete issue, jobs. and, the paychecks than they used to be because of the underemployment. >> also, this is a strange case the people are having a difficult time. in the east bay, still try to sort out that murder mystery that is over several jurisdictions. and the suspect is a dead man? and also muni patting backs in services and how often? >> will have that as well. >> and also, to take a look outside with this lovely clouds. and fog hading over the bay area. in fact, it is delaying. if a delay of 27 minutes and sfo. and jacqueline bennett >> cooler up there this morning, and this will continue until today. and with fog along the bay shore and along the coastline that will continue into this morning. by noon, the fog will be back along the coastline and stay up and down the coast. do not expect any bricks of sunshine by 3:00 p.m., still cooler than yesterday. . a few spots will be offered 90's, 80's and much more comfortable, and marine air to the bay area. that is going to be even cooler conditions into tomorrow. warm weather for liberty itself an
for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. governor schwarzenegger will visit the san bruno fire site today direct from his asia trade mission. meantime e-mails received by federal investigators seem to offer no definitive evidence of neighbors smelling gas before the explosion. terry joins us live from san bruno. >> the ntsb investigators are the ones who are going to figure out exactly what happened. talk about the automatic shutoff valve and a number of other things that address those e-mail concerns. let's get to it now. vice chairman christopher hart joins me. thank you for being here. as far as finding out the cause of this explosion, what are the possibilities and what is the process? >> i won't speculate as to what might have caused it but the pieces, three pieces of pipe will be arriving in the washington d.c. metalergy lab tomorrow. in other words, did the give because of fatigue. contraction, did that cause fatigue, like bending a coat hanger back and forth before it broke. could it be corrosion, for example, impact damage from excavation. we'll look at all those cause
. police won't say what kind of weapon he used so as not to compromise the investigation. both were women on their way home sunday evening. one getting out of her car. the first attack happened near the intersection of lake shore and east 18th street. another two hours later on 18th and third avenue. and deborah lives in the area, walking her dog at all hours, including after dark. >> i walk my dog at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning. i'm afraid to do it after hearing about the crime. and this is my life style. >> others say they try to travel in groups or during daylight hours. >> i probably won't come out after dark. >> tony and her friend usually come together but they're going to make a change. >> i was telling my friend we should turn our music down. a bicyclist came on the side of her. she couldn't see her, or hear her. we have ear phones on. >> and those gals decided to turn down music, police are recommending folks don't let themselves be distracted by devices such as phones and other devices in this area and making themselves more vulnerable to attack. >> eight city officials in south
on capitol hill and anne makovec shows us what to expect from the hearing. >> reporter: the hearing is just getting under way in washington, d.c. the goal, assessing what happened before and after the explosion in san bruno. the hope is that it will lead to stronger safety practices for natural gas pipeline and here's live look at that hearing. it is about to start in washington, d.c. it's a meeting of the surface transportation and marchant marine infrastructure safety and security subcommittee. you can see people are about to start taking their seats. barbara boxer there on the left-hand side of your screen. we are expecting to hear from senators boxer and feinstein. the president of pg&e christopher johns, as well as the mayor of san bruno, the california public utilities commission and the ntsb, which is in charge of the investigation into what happened in san bruno. last week, feinstein and boxer introduced a bill to double the number of term pipeline inspectors, increase the penalties for pipeline safety violations and require automatic electronic shutoff valves wherever possible. it
. party for a boss employees used to be free, however, now, $eight here and this is what muni had to say about this anonymous flyer. >> we are concerned, aware of the situation and taking precautions. we will be aware, and will be ready. >> and a confirmed rumors that there is a sickout. >> muni is making plans if a sickout could take on question- the could take on muni. and other agencies, like ac transit if a sickout--occurs. and commuters could see cancellations. potentially, this to be no service for some parts of the city. we are going to work extremely hard that we will not interrupt service. fasttaxis and ...>> they sent a memo to the muni drivers said it would violate the city charter. >> muni said a memo reminding them that a systemwide sick of would violate the city charter. the potential for a muni set out >> 6:00 p.m., why the union says that it is not sanctioning this sick out and with the city says it would be a big mistake if that sick out would happen. >> former golden gate bridge highway/transportation employees been arrested and accused of embezzlement. and jonathan blu
in the days before the san bruno explosion, a pg&e spokesman told us this. >> we're researched phone records between september 1st and september 9th. we have no record of a call being made to report gas odor. >> leno said he doesn't believe pg&e and he has good reason. >> they're have a history of falsifying record when is it comes to the reporting of gas leaks. >> pg&e told us the same section of the gas line was deemed a high risk to fail and scheduled to be repaired in 2012. the day after the explosion, pg&e tested the section that runs through south san francisco and sound no leaks. mark tony heads the network that has been investigating for years and said san bruno is not the only high risk spot in the bay area. >> there other pipelines that are old, that have been identified as high risk for leaks and that are in the process of being replaced. >> reporter: documented filed with the puc show that the risk of failure of that section of this pipeline in south san francisco is "unacceptably high despite those repairs to that section of the pipeline." they are not scheduled to begin for two
will be able to pay a toll and use the lanes, it is still free for car poolers, these are the fist express lanes to open -- first express lanes to open up in northern california. the proceeds will go towards a feature tolling project. we will keep you updated usually a congested area. hopefully it will relieve some stress for drivers. let's look at your forecast. here is tracy. >> thanks can i anna. coming up, a mixed weekend. even a few showers and sprinkles in the north bay yesterday. sunshine, temperatures warming up. lower 80s fairfield, concord, 79 liver more, oakland, fremont. 78 san jose, the closer you get to the coastline temperatures don't shift so much. vallejo and san raphael, 80s. we will look at more cities across the bay area and take a look what will happen for the first couple days of fall. it officially arrives wednesday. >>> you are sure it didn't get here a couple weeks ago. >> felt like fall all summer long. >> thanks very much. 5:01 a.m. something new in the east bay a new way to avoid traffic jams makes its debut this morning right at this very minute. let's go to an
enjoying the outdoors. energy officials are asking us though to conserve power for another day. >> san jose's park is closed today because of extreme fire danger. today is a fourth spare the air day. meteorologist mike nicco joins us with more on our triple digit temperatures. hey, mike. >> hey, how are you today? hopefully staying cool. just how hot it's going to be around the bay. a lot like yesterday. look at all the triple digits. you may be wondering what the asterisk is for, that's where i think we could tie or set the record high temperatures. yesterday's record-setting 93. half moon bay, cool spot. mid to upper 90s throughout the bay into the south bay to 100 morgan hill. low 1 hundreds throughout the east bay valleys. napa 99 to 103 in santa rosa. i think the poorest air quality will develop is over in the east bay valleys and also down into the santa clara valley. this is the lowest threshold so those that are most susceptible to ground-based ozone, the elderly, the young, those with asthma problems may want to stay inside and try to breathe some clean air. i'll have a clearing tr
the public is goingto pay for on election day. terry mcsweeney join us now from oakland with more. terr >> 15 offics have either quit or retired from the oakland police department since july and the folks here at the police offir's association say the funding is there, replace the but the city administrar and others are saying why do anything right now until we see whatoters do about measure x on the nomber ballo you will remember in july '80 officers were let go to close thecity's budget problem. 15 are retired since then, two more are leaving nxt week and it keeps going. measure x would bring dozens of officers on the force by imposing a parcel tax of $360. between now and the election, it is a matter of public and officer safety to put ery funded officer on the force even if just for a few weeks. >> if there's money to do this and they're underfunding us and said they were goin to fund us a certain amount then bring officers back. if they have to lay them off next year, then we do but we at least have a full staff. they need to do that. >> we want to bring back one or two or three or four
the dmv. law enforcement tells cbs 5, the pair used addresses in the application process that put their legal residences inside the fire zone. >> it was to obtain identification that was not their identification and it was in an effort to get identification for somebody else who did live within the site. our belief was it was in an effort to be able to then go and make an application to get some of the funds that are being provided to victims of the event. >> reporter: five felony charges have been filed. they are commercial burglary, perjury, felony filing of a false document, identity theft, and welfare fraud. when smith and justin applied for the licenses, they caught the eye of dmv investigators, who then alerted san bruno police. at a press conference today, county law enforcement agencies were clear about what would happen to anyone trying to run a scam in the fire zone. >> we view them as vermin. and we are going to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, meaning we're going to charge them with everything we can charge them with. we are not going to plea bargain wi
to the right and they are looking at it looks like a pile of metal over there. it is hard for us to see from where we are right now but they are standing over it and have a flashlight on it. police say there were two kids and two adults and the driver survived but the passenger did not according to the story we are hearing from the wires the passenger was unable to get out of the car and the car burned essentially so the person was inside the car, pronounced dead at the scene. the identities of the people have not been released -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- police are telling us the car spun out of control, hit a light pole and possibly a tree before crashing and then starting on fire. not been determined if alcohol is a factor in this crash just yet. can't -- it is really dark out here but you are getting a look at that pile of metal right now. we are going to try to investigate what that is. i will be working on getting a lieutenant after here to talk to me. >> two attacks, two robberies al on one night. oakland police say distractions could lead to more incidents like these. jade hern
proceed procedures. >>> hughes body was found in the bushes behind a parking lot being used for overflow parking. the body wasn't found until this morning. >> there's all kind of shell casings found in and around the parking lot itself. investigators are in there collecting evidence. >>> the board of directors of the chamber of commerce has endorsed meg whitman for governor. but in response, the president of the university of california suspended their board membership. he says he is against the board getting involved with electoral debates. brown also made campaign appearances today in los angeles and in sacramento. >>> this afternoon here in the bay area, brown campaigned among a labor day crowd in alameda. christien kafton is right now, he is live now with this report, khristien. >> it's a beautiful day, it's either the unofficial end of summer or the unofficial beginning of the campaign period. it's a time for can dates to candidates to see or be seen. >> with the eight weeks to go, we're going to put ads on the radio and television. we'll campaign throughout the state and i'm convin
is for this morning's commute. >>> time is now 6:00. it is a back to work tuesday this week after many of us enjoyed a long labor day weekend. thank you very much for waking up with us, i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm garvin thomas. ria has a quick look at the forecast. >> things will be cooling down today. right now, mid 50s. but there is some drizzle ahead in the forecast. i'll have all the details coming up in a bit. >>> the man accused of shooting a fremont police officer is set to appear in an alameda superior court today. christie smith is like in oakland with what's ahead in court for andrew barrientos. good morning. >> reporter: he is expected to answer to the ten felony charges against him including attempted murder. and the stakes are high in this. if andrew barrientos is convicted on all the counts, he could face life in prison. now, investigators say barrientos admitted shooting an officer but says he didn't know the victim was, in fact, police officer todd young of the fremont police department. police say the 20-year-old fired ten shots at plainclothes police officers part of a major crime ta
called jones this afternoon expressing the concern for safety of u.s. troops if the burning took place. islamic extremists have been passing out leaflets around the koran burning and general david petraeus says the event could put american troops in greater danger. now, a multi faith event planned for san jose for tomorrow will take place that. is not being cancelled and it is called a celebration of diversity. many groups representing faith-based options are gathering in san jess yeah tomorrow to celebrate. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. we have more developing news, iran says it will free uc berkeley graduate sarah shord over the weekend tlchl is no word yet on the fate of sarah's boyfriend and their friend. abc 7 joins us now with reaction from family and friends. >> reporter: as it stands now, the iranian government is saying they will release sarah shord saturday morning in tehran. of course that is late tomorrow night here in the bay area. i talked with several of her friends today. they say they will not rest easy until sarah is set free. >> i'm still holding m
. they gave us a loose description. black man, in his 20s, dark clothing, with a weapon. that's describing a lot of people possibly. that's the information we have. women in the area are told to stay in well lighted areas with other people around. >> i wish i could find someplace else to walk. >> everybody especially people by themselves are all walking around with an ipod in their ear. >> reporter: that woman is absolutely right this. certainly puts your defenses down, people with ipods, iphones, any sort of cell phone or mp3 player when you have the headphones in your ear. you become a target according to police. and they are warning people to lock the doors in your car immediately and be careful getting out of your car, as well. although we don't know the exact circumstances of these attacks, it might involve a vehicle because police are also sending out that warning. we are waiting for more information from the oakland pd. >> thank you. anne makovec in oakland. >>> and a woman was able to fight off her attacker in the south bay over the weekend. the woman says she was jogging sunday mo
paints a different picture, one of a concerned father who is given permission by the boy's parents to use scare straight tactics. >> at no time do you hear the parents of the young man objecting, getting upset, crying. so the video is absolutely exculpatory from the cop's perspective. >> and the attorney points to this moment when the father talks to his son while cuffed. >> use your head. >> his department in the meantime is reviewing the duty manual which does not make specific mention of this type of behavior. >> we determined that there should be probably a very specific section that addresses this or several versions into creating one. >> sergeant lopez says the officer may have violated more than just those two policies. he is currently on administrative leave. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> thanks very much. >>> a judge cleared the way for california's first execution in nearly five years. that means that pending any last-minute appeals albert brown will be put to death one minute after midnight next wednesday morning. he would be the first death row inmate executed in the newly
it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >>> next at 4:00, getting rid of dangerous drugs in your home. a new program that could help a nationwide problem. >>> plus, he is scheduled to be california's first execution in nearly five years. the deadline that could determine how he dies. >> and a fundraiser is underway for the people of san bruno. >>> good afternoon. i'm dan noyes. there's a new push tonight from the drug enforcement administration to help prevent the abuse of prescription drugs by getting you to chuck what's in your cabinet. >> lisa: lisa amin gulezian joins us live now. >> lisa: some drugs are being sold, problem the police are trying to stop. they're hoping campaigns like this will help. people are cleaning out their medicine cabinets today. and bringing their extra or expired prescription to police departments all over the country. 25 dropoff cites were here in the bay area. in san francisco's tenderloin district. police want prescription drugs to come here instead of ending up out here. >> traditionally,
this morning where people and animals are out enjoying the outdoors. energy officials are asking us though to conserve power for another day. >> san jose's park is closed today because of extreme fire danger. today is a fourth spare the air day. meteorologist mike nicco joins us with more on our triple digit temperatures. hey, mike. >> hey, how are you today? hopefully staying cool. just how hot it's going to be around the bay. a lot like yesterday. look at all the triple digits. you may be wondering what the asterisk is for, that's where i think we could tie or set the record high temperatures. yesterday's record-setting 93. half moon bay, cool spot. mid to upper 90s throughout the bay into the south bay to 100 morgan hill. low 1 hundreds throughout the east bay valleys. napa 99 to 103 in santa rosa. i think the poorest air quality will develop is over in the east bay valleys and also down into the santa clara valley. this is the lowest threshold so those that are most susceptible to ground-based ozone, the elderly, the young, those with asthma problems may want to stay inside and try to
the public is going to pay for on election day. terry mcsweeney joins us now from oakland with more. terry? >> 15 officers have either quit or retired from the oakland police department since july and the folks here at the police officer's association say the funding is there, replace them. but the city administrator and others are saying why do anything right now until we see what voters do about measure x on the november ballot. you will remember in july '80 officers were let go to close the city's budget problem. 15 are retired since then, two more are leaving next week and it keeps going. measure x would bring dozens of officers on the force by imposing a parcel tax of $360. between now and the election, it is a matter of public and officer safety to put every funded officer on the force even if just for a few weeks. >> if there's money to do this and they're underfunding us and said they were going to fund us a certain amount then bring officers back. if they have to lay them off next year, then we do but we at least have a full staff. they need to do that. >> we want to bring back on
to teach us to cook with lemon grass. lemon grass is something we often eat in restaurants but we don't know how to use ourselves. >> so there's two ways of using it. they come like this. i like to use a mallet or a hammer like this. and you see this little edge, so you want to keep banging this. what i'm doing here, is i'm just getting fibers loose. so when you have this -- >> may i try that? >> certainly. >> oh, boy. good way to get your aggression out. >> you want to use basically this nice juicy part. the green part is not nearly as flavorful. and what you do, you use it to infuse a broth like this. this is a simple lemon grass soup. i want you to try a little bit. and you'll see that there's large pieces of lemon grass which i actually like to place with it so people realize there's lemon grass there. you don't want to eat that, because it's so tough. but you can really taste that, right? >> my gosh, it's fantastic. and how long when you cook it? >> that's just 30 minutes. >> and that just really adds to the soup. that is amazing, i've got to say. is it easy to find lemon grass?
prevented the biggest oil spill in u.s. history is raised from beneath the gulf. now investigators can finally get an up close look at why it failed. >>> hitting the trail, with congressional democrats facing tough challenges in the upcoming mid term elections they've call on the white house for reinforcements. it's not the president they're asking for. >>> and the heiress, a half billion dollar fortune, a reclusive elderly woman who hasn't been seen out in public for decades and questions about what's happening to all that money. today, sunday, september 5th, money. today, sunday, september 5th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with lester holt and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good sunday morning, everyone. welcome to "today." i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we didn't just skirt hurricane earl here in new york city. it has been one of the most beautiful weekends we've had to date. >> yeah. in our case the storm mustered in good weather. >> great weather. >> we should have that nonstorm -- storm m
-acre area. they just told us that is expected to take another two to three more days. looking for a need until a haystack doesn't even begin to describe the task before this team of 20 searchers. this is a grisly hunt for a clue in a landfill. >> at this time they are going through 3,000 tons of debris. >> reporter: the search mirrors the same tedious process that has taken place at the landfill for three days now. an excavator collects debris one bucket at a time, and by hand, volunteers and members of the hercules police department sift through the trash, hoping that something, anything, leads them to fed rick solis' well-s. >> all the efforts have yielded no results. >> reporter: the 35-year-old hasn't been seen since august 26th, and authorities fear he could be the fifth victim in a string of murders at the hands of if valdemore. police say in a fit of jealousy, valid more likely killed sales' father and tran's girlfriend. and investigators believe valdemore suspect thread hey have been a romantic relationship between the father or son and tran. police say valdemore could also be co
're in the parking lot outside the w hotel where the victim was discovered this morning. neighbors showed us these tickets found here to give us some insight into the labor day party that ended in gunfire. police say a relative found the body of 26-year-old julius hubes. hubes was next to a wall near some bushes. >> there was a series of between five and 10 gunshot, very rapid fire. and then some very angry words then they used an expletive that wasn't a racial expletive that you don't want to hear. >> reporter: we found this picture of the pool party on faceback, faceback. >> when you have that many people into one area, i'm just thinking, there's going to be trouble tonight. >> reporter: up to 500 people were at the party when officers responded to the shooting. the hotel management asked them to disperse the crowd. they asked freemont and union city police officers for help. >> at that time no victims were reported or reported by area hospitals. >> reporter: the coroners office told us tomorrow an autopsy will be conducted to find out what killed hughes. >> that's sad. because this poor
know, defending all of us and, i don't know i feel the least i can do is give a pint of blood. >> reporter: and gustavo silva will be back hear in court in three weeks to enter pleas to all the charges against him -- back here in court in three weeks. rita williams. >>> police in newarck today said a man found dead near the w hotel died of a shot wound. an autopsy was performed early this morning on hughes. it determined the bullet struck him in the neck. police who were called to the hotel sunday night to break up a big pool party say they heard gunshots but never saw hughes. >>> the first paid television commercial promoting a medical marijuana club is now running in the sacramento area, it may be a sign of things to come here in the bay area. cannabis clubs are an ongoing battle. and some clubs say commercials may help them. >> reporter: advertising is one way to measure how fast an industry is growing and if you look at the popular san jose metro newspaper you can see several ads. now many pot owners are thinking about escalating the battle with the city with more tv adver
life- threatening -ish stomach injury san francisco person describe for us what happened the. >> consistent impacting the back of our -- and one person described for us what happened like it was consistent impact on the back of our band he or. >> thirteen vehicles were involved including the truck and the highway patrol tells us the grand avenue offramp is expected to be close until 9:00 tonight. >>> a project to extend our service cleared a big hurdle today pre-at the metropolitan transit authority is proposing money. >> reporter: a big chunk of cash will replace the bus service with the bar airport connector rail line but there are still roadblocks before this is a done deal. it's a question of real or the road. right now is the road for bart writers who want to connect to the oakland airport but some say that the heir to her bus is too slow and unreliable the. >> barfly is one hour out and we do not know when the bus is coming so it makes it tough to make a connection. >> i would like to have something more convenient where i can go from bart street to the airport's. >> t
update news. hello and welcome to update news. thanks for joining us. starting off the new year with a new president. the old president is coming this to fill in this until the whi the. more left. he is interim president and he is off the to a start. >> ' sense of ease and comfort obvious. the president is not a new face. from 2005-2008 he served as president advancing the school if two key areas. the library and the newly finished campus ville. now, for a second stint on campus his biggest problems are the budget crunches. >> we have to figure out ways to support them in the frame work or financial frame work we are in, and to be bold. however new students are worried about not getting into classes. >> san jose staten rolled 3,000 new freshman and it's unclear that they will allow new standpoints. the president is particularring to goals that they set for the new school year. on campus. update news. >> a former san jose student file add lawsuit over hazing the student that is attending another school said she was beaten, punched and paddled. the student is suing the universit
. >> reporter: he decided to keep those items away from us. why give up that privacy when that's one of the only things you have, when everything else has been taken away. >> this starts the healing process actually seeing it, though, now. my car is destroyed. >> reporter: how does it help in the healing process? >> well, it's there. it tells you that this is it. this is what you have. this is what happened. like i said for the people who lost lives, those are the people i -- my heart just bleeds for them. to go in there and see you lost material items, it's one thing, but to know that family members were lost, you can't place any kind of remorse in the scale that they might be feeling right now. >> reporter: the pellegrinis and other people who live within the blast zones will be allowed one more visit before a hazmat crew cleans up the area. then it will be time to rebuild. >> it's reality now, you know. >> reporter: in san bruno, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> nearly a week after the explosion and fire that leveled much of the neighborhood, the governor arrived to see the damage firsthand
jose. you've got samsung right there, you've got cisco there. people telling us this has got to change. >> i would hope pg&e would do the inspections and take care of what is necessary, that is needed. >> that was the consensus of those we spoke to at north first street, an intersection very busy during the day. word from pg&e that the natural gas pipeline that runs underneath the street here is on the top priority list for repairs under another section of pipe near the milpitas border. >> that's the beginning of the process. makes you want to know where are they precisely, what condition are they in? what can we do to help? what can pg&e do? can they do it faster? >> pg&e wanted to make what mayor reed describes as a courtesy call before it turns over the entire list of pipelines later today we know there are two sites in milpitas, one in livermore, one in south san francisco and one in fremont. but it's the one at first that has one man doing his best to stay calm. >> i'm trying to not be too paranoid about it but it makes me reconsider coming in and just working from home downtown i
the cause is internal corrosion. >> if you don't have the statistics of the u.s., most of the cases of corrosions, damage, are external. >> pg&e can't comment at this time to the article because of the ongoing investigation but will say mic is rare in the pipeline system. there have been seven leaks in the pg&e transmission lines, about 6400 miles since january 2005 due to internal corrosion but they don't know if they were called by mic's specifically. the insides were removed and microbial inhibitors applied when necessity. the investigation is expected to take one year. we just got word media was allowed in. i got a tour of this area. we'll get a full report tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. >> jenelle, thanks very much taz memorial as much as will be held today for three generations of a family who died in the gas explosion. 85-year-old levon bulls, her son gregory and her 17-year-old grandson william all died in the intern no. today's service will take place at the first presbyterian church at burlingame at 4:00 this afternoon. a procession at mills high school. >> traffic is being div
crosion. >> if you don't have the statistics of the u.s., most of the cases of corrosio, damage, are external. >> pg&e can't comment at this time to the article because of the ongoing investigation but will say mic is rare in the pipeline system. there ha been seven leaks in the pg&e transmission lines, about 6400 mis since january 2005 due to internal corrosion but they don't know if they we called by mic's specifically. the insides were removed and microbial inhibitors applied when necessity. the investigation is expected to take one year. we just got word media was allow in. i got a tour of thi area. we'll get a full report tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. >> jenelle, thanks very much taz memorial as much as will be held today for three generations of a family who died in the gas explosion. 85-yearld levon bulls, her son gregory and her 17-year-old grandson william all died in the intern no. today's service will take place at the first presbyterian curch at burlingame at 4:00 this afternoon. a procession at mills high school. >> traffic is being diverted around oakld airport this mo
not only to the immediate family but for the rest of us as well and gives us an opportunity to now move on with our lives a little bit easier. >> we've known lavon for some 63 years, went to school with her at university of california and graduated san francisco nursing school in 1951. >> she was a great remarkable lady. i admired her. she did a whole lot of things for me and that's one person i never, never will forget. >> to me her gentleness, love, patients loved her. >> absolutely, yeah. had a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face. >> i remember greg. like they said, he liked to tell yikes and he was somewhat of a trickster and i feel that we need more left in our life. there's too many people -- levity in our live. too many people take things way too seriously. >> it's a wonderful service but it's a same it was necessary. it will be a long time before this town feels the same. >> reporter: a lot of people came to this high school after the service for a reception. family and friends say they'll miss will, greg and lavon. >>> meanwhile investigators are looking at corrosion as
to delay his execution. ktvu's kraig debro joins us with more on what this decision means with this case. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. it was kind of confusing up in court. you had attorneys representing another death row inmate but they were also arguing on the behalf of brown. brown's attorneys are on the way to the state court of appeals to file another appeal. they already filed one appeal at the 9th court circuit of appeals. the attorneys are arguing for brown today. they are actually representing another death row inmate named sims. brown joined his argument after sims filed his. so over the weekend, albert brown was given a choice of what kind of execution he wanted. one with one drug or one with three drugs. >> mr. brown doesn't have to -- he could have the one-drug lethal -- [ inaudible ] >> there's no authority for them to do that. >> reporter: barring last- minute appeals, alfred brown is scheduled to be executed at 12:00 a.m. wednesday porning. he was sentenced to death back in 1982 for the rape and murder of a riverside girl. according to the district attorney, brown p
with a plan of action to prevent another san bruno tragedy from happening. david louie joins us with a proposal by california's two senators. >> senators feinstein and boxer are seeking tighter regulations using technology to step up pipeline inspections. >> it's on our collective shoulders now after this happened. we have been warned. >> senator boxer and other members of the senate commerce subcommittee don't want another san bruno. they're working on new, tighter regulations for pipeline safety and doubling the number of inspectors. the federal agency that does inspections acknowledged it's shoirt staffed. >> each inspector is responsible for over 2000 miles of pipeline. the distance from san francisco to chicago. >> the staift bill calls for more use of technology called smart picks. they're small sensor that's can detect defects by moving through pipelines. the pipeline safety trust has been urging their use nearly two decades. >> scleerly, smart picks are the best available technology for assessing the true condition of a pipeline. again this is another debate that should
of anguish and hope that maybe they would be found. that now moment never came when they told us the next day they had been some of the victims. we don't wish this on anyone. it is very painful. too much. i want to thank the community that was with us in our pain. we were victims but maybe this is all for the good so that pg&e can pay more attention to services. it has not come across our mines have ill feelings towards pg&e. >> he heard jackie spear announced her legislation earlier yesterday. and he hoped they will support the bill. we will continue in a moment. quick look from our camera in albany showing you westbound 80 the headlights making their way down towards berkeley. traffic is headlights making their way down towards berkeley. traffic is moving well. we @2 earth is a team a.m. but scandal that forecast today will be another hot one out there. potentially record setting temperatures again today. >> we have a lot of the record breaking temperatures yesterday and we have potential chance today as well. james like seeing a bit more in a way of fog this morning about 73 degrees for sa
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. >> you certainly don't need to use your wipers this morning heading into san francisco. that's a nice change. no delays at the bridge toll plaza. >> and in oakland, freeway exit turns into a wrecking yard after a dump truck comes speeding out of control. 13 cars were damaged and five people hurt. >> hopefully a better morning. 5:00. thanks for joining us on this thursday. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. president obama is calling on a florida minister to call off his plan to burn copies of the karan on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. in an exclusive interview airing later this morning on "good morning america," the president calls a recruitment bonanza for al-queda. the state department is ordering u.s. embassies to assess security in case of anti-american violence and a muslim leader is offering to diffuse the situation. >> i said i'll stand with you. i will talk. i will defend you as my neighbor. >> we are not convinced that backing down is right thing. >> imagine a pastor so egotistical he would sacrifice the lives of initialnaries and soldiers to go forward. >> of
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